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Marvel Makes History With Its First Gay Wedding Between Two Superheroes

In the newest issue of ‘Empyre,’ Marvel makes history with its first gay wedding between two superheroes. Marvel’s superhero couple, Wiccan and Hulkling, were married in a secret wedding. 

Empyre #4, is the final instalment of a four-part series featuring members of the Avengers, Fantastic Four, and other characters from the Marvel Universe joining up to defeat the Kree-Skull armada. In the issue, it’s revealed in a flashback that Wiccan (neé Billy Kaplan) and Hulkling (Teddy Altman) had already tied the knot in an intimate ceremony surrounded by a handful of friends, including fellow superheroes Ms. Marvel, Hawkeye, and Speed.

According to ‘Them’, their wedding represents the first same-sex wedding between two superheroes in the comic publisher’s history. Northstar of the X-Men married his same-sex partner, Kyle Jinadu, back in 2012, but Jinadu is not a superhero.

In a statement, Empyre co-writer Al Ewing said he was honored to be able to push forward LGBTQ+ representation in comics. “I’ve got a lot of love for Hulkling and Wiccan, both individually and as a couple,” he said, “so it’s a good feeling to be able to deliver this kind of ‘shock ending’ for readers, which hopefully lifts fans’ spirits a little rather than bringing them down.”

Jim Cheung, who co-created the characters, gave his blessing to the union, adding in a statement that it’s “been wonderfully rewarding to follow their growth and evolution under the guidance of other creators over the years.”

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